The Jewelry Store, The Gift Shop vandalized in Martinsville

A business owner in Martinsville says vandals tried to dampen the holiday spirit by destroying and stealing ornaments from his stores. Darrell Leger, owner of

Despite the setback, the owners plan to redecorate.

Despite the setback, the owners plan to redecorate. (11/23/13)

MARTINSVILLE - A business owner in Martinsville says vandals tried to dampen the holiday spirit by destroying and stealing ornaments outside his stores.

Darrell Leger, owner of The Jewelry Store and The Gift Shop, says inflatables were deflated, nutcrackers toppled and Christmas lights were torn down and stolen sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Leger says he suspects motion lights scared off the vandals.  He says nothing in the stores was stolen and that the suspects did not try to break in.

Despite the setback, he plans to redecorate.

"It's not going to break my spirit," says Leger. "I'm going to put up more decorations than ever."

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